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Created 2018-03-28
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Title Lopez Lomong Sets New American Indoor 5000 Record - Runs 13:07.00
Description By Robert JohnsonMarch 1, 2013Lopez Lomong is an American record holder.The two time Olympian, who was born in the Sudan but immigrated to America at age 16 in 2001 and had the honor of being the US flag-bearer at the 2008 Olympics, will now be known for more than just being an incredible refugee story and US flagbearer. Tonight he was able to just do enough to get under the 13:07.15 old American record that Bernard Lagat ran on the same Armory track at the 2012 Millrose Games as Lomong clocked 13:07.00.Running in front of a small, but loud crowd of a few hundred, Lomong was just able to find a 30.6 unofficial final 200 (61-high final 400) to get the record in a race that was set up for Lomong and his fellow Jerry Schumacher coached teammates to take a crack at the IAAF ‘A’ world championships standard of 13:15.00. 2012 US Cross Country champion Chris Derrick also got the ‘A’ standard as their other teammates struggled at the end of the race after a hot early pace.Lopez Lomong Tired and Relieved Afterwards (Photo Gallery Here)
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